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The Witchery is hidden in a collection of historic buildings at the very top of the historic Royal Mile on Castlehill at the gates of Edinburgh Castle.

Established by Edinburgh's 'Star Restaurateur' James Thomson from a near derelict Old Town basement in 1979, The Witchery by the Castle is widely known as Scotland's best-known restaurant.

The Medieval venue is not for lovers of minimalist with its beautifully rich and opulent decor, heavy beams, oak panelling and candlelight. It is hugely atmospheric and a favourite for romantic liaisons.

Its guestbook is the who's who of the rich and famous not only of Scotland but Internationally too.

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Opening hours

12noon - 4pm and 5.30pm - 11.30pm daily

Opening hours and days may be subject to change.

What we love

  • Restaurant with rooms (Hotel)
  • Private dining
  • Fine dining
  • Relaxed dining
  • Outdoor dining


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Club benefits do not apply here.

Club offer restaurants nearby:

Restaurant name Club savings
Cucina - G&V Royal Mile Hotel £18
Dean Banks at The Pompadour £25
Dulse £25
Greywalls Hotel & Chez Roux Restaurant £18

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